The ice had melted, and spring was in the air.
My cousin Adam and I missed the bus because of detention (again), and we didn’t feel like riding back home in Jesus’s junk car.
So we set out walking the five miles from Fectville back to Groston…
It took forever.
The Rocket League Championship. Team Bomb Shelter is on!
This episode is a brief interlude in which we try to forget our troubles and just be kids. We are only moderately successful.
Going to high school sucks. Being bussed to your arch-rival’s high school sucks even worse.
My friends and I used to hang together all the time. Now we were scattered and battered, and if not broken.
Remember that me, my cousin Adam, my friends Jesus, Charlie, Sean and Helen were high school seniors in Groston. We were just trying to get through the end of the year. Was getting safely to graduation such a big ask?
But after the flood and the freeze, Ashby Bryson High was closed for renovation. Our entire school was being bussed to the next town over—to Fectville Regional High School. They were our arch rivals, the snooty kids from the rich town with the dam that broke and wrecked our school.
Ever ask the question, “What if?”
In an era of reality-television politics and the debasement of the American experiment, a retiring professor decides to become part of history. Is it ever right and just to take matters into your own hands?
NOTE: Assassination Protocols is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to living people or real places is purely coincidental.
It’s late. The kids are on vacation with the wife. There’s a knock on the door… And life as you know it is over.
A brief audio train wreck
Original release date: 12/2/2017
Release length: 4min 43sec
First our quiet town of Groston was drenched from all the February rains. Then the dam in Fectville broke, sending a wall of water through downtown.
Then, because it was February, the temperature dropped and everything was frozen.